funk // soul // rhythmandblues // jazz // bugalu
The Art of the 45 is to be found in the sound from the groove as the the needle is applied. Francis Murphy will exploring his record collection and playing a selection each week on The Funky Cuts. This with a look at the shelves rather than his club play out boxes. Funk, soul and sixties styled R&B will still feature with ska, Latin, disco and smooth grooves from the eighties with a sideways swing into electro and other dance beats. Francis Murphy DJs at Ad Lib, 111 Hope Street on the first Saturday of the month and Runs Mojo Workin' in the basemeent of The Rum Shack, Pollokshaws Road every third Saturday of the month. You can also catch him at Southside Soul on the last Saturday of every OTHER month at Pollok ES Social Club.
13:00 - 14:00
04/10/2016 // A Dig through the Vaults
I started off with 76 tracks that had originally appeared officially on CDs and I'v whittled that number down to 28 of which I'll probably manage to play twenty in this week's edition of the Funky Cuts. Some of them have had official releases on 45 whilst others have been bootlegged. Most of them are from Johnny Otis's Dig label from the era before R&B LPs. Records were 10" in circumference and played at 78 RPM. Studio sessions aimed to get three songs down and pick two of them for a release. Some were never released until the ays of CDs and the vaults were opened up big time.
This afternoon I'm featuring Fifties R&B and sixties soul with recordings by Eddie Holman, Big Maybelle, Diana Ross and a number of singers with even more ludicrous made up names. Dessa Ray for instance. Tune in and enjoy the music.